Recently, Highland Capital Management Company expanded its charitable activities. To this end, its founder and president, James Dondero sought for the services of a professional to make the company’s contributions have the greatest impact. His search led him to a renowned civic leader, Linda Owen. Previously, she served at the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation as the president and CEO. Linda, who will manage the firm’s charitable activities, is reputable for establishing efficient public-private partnerships in Dallas, making her the best match for Highland Capital. The company’s philanthropic budget, which is over $3 million annually, is administered through its philanthropic unit, The Dallas Foundation. They support veteran’s affairs, healthcare, education causes and the Dallas community. Some of the initiatives that have benefited from the company’s philanthropic initiatives are the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science among others.
Linda said that she was honored to work with Highland Capital Management because the company’s dedication to philanthropy is admirable. She looked forward to working closely with the company’s team to make significant impact in the community. Her tenure at Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation was characterized by multiple achievements such as the development of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. She also worked for The Real Estate Council (TREC) as a president and CEO. Linda started working in the real estate industry as an associate for Wald, Harkrader & Ross. Owen studied economics at the University of Texas, Austin. Later, she earned her JD from the University of Texas, School of Law. Over the years, Owen has participated in several philanthropic activities like The Family Place, The Circuit Trail Conservancy and the Crystal Charity Ball.
Highland Capital Management is an independently owned investment firm that has been in operation for over two decades. Serving retail and institutional investors, the company offers a wide range of innovative products and services that include credit strategies, distressed and special situation private equity, and Collateralized Loan Obligations. They serve a diverse client base that includes pension plans, financial institutions, high-net individuals, foundation and endowments, corporations and governments. The corporation focuses on enhancing value and quality through their cutting-edge products that seek to protect investors’ capital. Highland Capital Management’s headquarters are based in Dallas, Texas. The corporation has regional offices in in Sao Paulo, New York City, Seoul and Singapore.